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MS 181 C-BE

A chainsaw with reduced-emission engine technology, STIHL Easy2Start™ and Quick Chain Adjuster.

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MS 181 C-BE is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 105.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply dependable Easy start. Powerful. No tool chain adjustment. Cuts clean and easy. Basically, I love this chainsaw. My only disappointment was when I ran out of stuff to cut.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great saw when it starts I was very excited about my first chainsaw purchase. I own a Stihl weed eater, love it, and have never had an issue. Brought the saw home and had a little trouble starting it at first but once it did start it worked like a dream. After running out of the first tank of gas however, I could not get the saw to start for another three hours. After the wait period and attempting off and on to start it, it did finally start and again worked like a charm. Two weeks later I attempted to use it again and it wouldn’t start. I took it back to the dealer who advised they’d look at it and call me back. Next day they advised it was flooded and the problem was corrected. The following day I again attempted to use it and once again the saw wouldn’t start. Very aggravating to pay this much for a “quality” saw for it to not work. This has really put a bad taste in my mouth for the brand.
Date published: 2019-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Difficult to start and chain doesn’t always engage . Boutght this chainsaw 1week ago cut too small trees with it under 4inches in dia. And now the chain doesn’t engage, and it doesn’t rev up to its full capacity . Couple of our friends had recommend Stihl and decided to buy it but now totally regretting it. When we went to buy it we should of known when the dealer started it up and had issues with it IE clutch not engaging that this should of been a sign that this chain saw has problems. Dealer went ahead supposedly ordered a new one from their other shop and low and behold we have the same problem. And to top it off the dealer that sold it to us is closed on the weekends . Thanks Stihl NOT
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall great product Starts very easily and cuts great for it's size. I have cleared wind damaged trees up to 24 inches. Went thru them like butter
Date published: 2019-04-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This saw would not start after I brought it home. Took it back to ACE and they were not able to start it either. It’s is now in the shop for repairs. This saw would not start after I bought it at ACE. I took it back to ACE and they could not get it to run so it is now in the shop. I wasn’t able to even one time.
Date published: 2019-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great home use saw I bought this to take down three dead locust trees behind my house. It did the job with power to spare. The trees were about 8 inches and this saw worked through them easily. I especially like the easy start feature. I know Stihl made this saw for homeowners and priced it that way but it still high quality. I would highly recommend this saw for anyone who has backyard cutting to do. Once the trees were down, it was quick work to chop them into carry pieces. Thanks!
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use homeowner chainsaw I've had the MS 181 C-BE chain saw for a couple of weeks. It's an easy start, light weight saw perfect for my needs. I bought it to trim low hanging tree branches, the annoying ones hitting me in the face when I mow the lawn. I also had a couple of standing dead trees (4-5 in dia.) that this saw easily handled.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the easiest starting chainsaw ever! Besides being the easiest starting chainsaw ever, it has far superior cutting speed and very easy fueling and oiling. I am 72 years old and I have used this saw for about 20 hours so far and it is still going strong. All I have had to do is adjust the chain tension. I am so glad that McDaniels store in McHenry Mississippi talked me into buying it. Thanks Stihl for making such an outstanding product!
Date published: 2019-02-11
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